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Senator Tom killion

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Tom Killion

PHEAA Reminds Students of Upcoming State Grant Deadlines

First-time Pennsylvania State Grant applicants planning to attend community college during the 2017 academic year are reminded that the program’s application deadline is August 1.

Additionally, students who are first-time applicants enrolled in a 2-year program of study at business school, trade or technical schools, hospital schools of nursing and community, junior or 4-year colleges or universities who are enrolled in a non-transferable program of study must also submit their State Grant applications by August 1.


Eligibility Requirements:



Exercise Safety Precautions When Summer Heat and Humidity Hit

When summer is delivering high temperatures, exercise special safety precautions, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health

Combine summer heat with high humidity and the human body’s ability to cool itself through evaporation is impaired.  Heat stress becomes heat stroke as the body’s core temperature rises.  Within 10-15 minutes, a 98.6 degree body temperature can increase to 106 degrees leading to permanent disability or death. 

Prevent symptoms of a heat stroke including cramps, hallucinations, chills, throbbing headaches, confusion, dizziness, slurred speech, and hot, dry skin or profuse sweating. 

Route 322 Update

U.S. 322 Daytime Restrictions Next Week for Improvement Project in Concord Township

Daytime lane closures are scheduled next week on U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) from U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) to just east of Clayton Park Drive in Concord Township

On Monday, July 24, through Friday, July 28, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, flaggers will direct an alternating single lane of traffic on U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) through various work areas along the 2.6-mile construction zone.

Motorists should expect delays on U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) and on northbound U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) approaching U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway), allow extra time for travel through the work areas, or use an alternate route. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

For more information and to sign up for email alerts about the project, go to

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit

A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at   

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.

New Handbook Provides Helpful Information About Family Caregiving

Across Pennsylvania, more than 1.6 million Pennsylvanians are caring for older parents, spouses, or other loved ones, assisting them to live independently rather than in one of the Commonwealth’s long-term, institutional nursing homes, according to the PA Homecare Association.

Dedicated family and friends are providing $20 billion annually in uncompensated care allowing seniors to safely live at home and in their community. 

The Association is making available “Secrets No One Told You About Family Caregiving”.  The 48-page handbook features tips, tricks, and helpful hints for family members caring for a loved one.  Obtain your copy by calling PHA at 1-800-382-1211. 

Advance the level of care delivered through 59 free online video training courses offered by the PA Homecare Association’s “My Learning Center”.  Find resources for everything from caring for an Alzheimer’s victim to understanding the family dynamics within which you are functioning. 

Beyond the Pothole

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation continues to operate the Customer Care Center at 1-800-FIX-ROAD or 1-800-349-7623, receiving calls beyond reports of potholes and dead deer. 

The county-based system is available for the reporting of conditions on state-owned roads, issues with construction projects, absence or placement of signs and signals, and speed limit concerns.

Claims against the Commonwealth for damage to your vehicle or personal property should be submitted for review by the Bureau of Risk and Insurance Management of the PA Department of General Services.  The Bureau also requires PennDOT to review all claims associated with state-owned highways prior to final determination.  Line paint claims must be submitted to the county in which the incident occurred.  Be prepared to provide the date, time, county, state route number, and the location of the occurrence. 

Satellite Offices Now Open to Better Serve You

How We Can Help You

Here are some of the ways that my office can assist you:

  • Free notary service.
  • Assistance with preparations of Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms.
  • Citations from the Pennsylvania Senate for notable local accomplishments and family milestones.
  • Information and problems with PA Insurance programs: Medical Assistance and CHIP.
  • Fishing and hunting information.
  • Information on financial assistance for higher education.
  • PennDOT forms for special tags and driver and vehicle services.
  • Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax forms.
  • Pennsylvania road maps.
  • Requests for copies of legislation, bills and regulations.
  • Requests for literature for students and senior citizens.
  • Tours of the State Capitol for individuals or groups.
  • Unemployment compensation issues.

How to Contact Me

I have staffed offices in the district and Harrisburg to provide you with top-notch constituent service and provide answers to legislative inquiries.

The district offices are located at:

4110 Edgmont Ave, Brookhaven, PA 19015. The phone number is (610) 447-3163.

780 E. Market St, Ste140, West Chester, PA 19382. The phone number is (610) 436-3320.

Both offices are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

My Harrisburg office can be reached by phone at (717) 787-4712 or by mail at Senate Box 203009, Harrisburg, PA 17120.

If you are having any problems with state agencies or need help with a problem relating to government, my staff and I will be happy to assist you.



Senate Box 203009
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3009
Phone: 717-787-4712
Fax: 717-783-7490
Toll-Free: 1-888-9th-Dist

4110 Edgmont Ave
Brookhaven, PA 19015
Phone: 610-447-3163
Fax: 610-447-5848

780 E. Market St
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: 610-436-3320
Fax: 610-436-6983

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